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Intercargo calls for Charterers to support IMO process to implement fuel efficiency measures for shipping

Alternative Environmental Ratings Systems are premature and often inaccurate Following the recent announcement from Charterers applying an ‘Existing Vessel Design Index’ (EVDI : TM) to the ships they charter, Intercargo, the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry,...
October 2nd, 2012 | Environment, Intercargo | Read More

Braemar: appointment of Finance Director

Braemar: appointment of Finance Director
Martin Beer Braemar Shipping Services plc (“Braemar” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Beer as Finance Director, with effect from 15th October 2012. James Kidwell, CEO, will hand over his responsibilities as Finance Director on that date. Martin, age 50, previously...
October 2nd, 2012 | People and Places | Read More

OW Bunker to supply low suphur fuel in Balboa Panama

Jan Christensen Responds to increased ECA demand with launch of LSFO supply barge OW Bunker, one of the world’s leading suppliers and traders of marine fuel and lubricants, has announced that it will supply low sulphur 1% RMG 380cst fuel from Balboa, Panama from mid-October 2012. The move will...
October 2nd, 2012 | Bunkering | Read More

Sexual Demons, Graphic Violence and exposive action make their appearance at this year’s Intermanager AGM!

A fatal hi-jack, an agonizing suicide, lawless Somali pirates and a complex, multi-billion dollar cyber fraud take centre stage at this year’s InterManager Annual General Meeting, being held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 11. Don’t worry, the InterManager membership hasn’t gone wild – the...
October 2nd, 2012 | Books, Intermanager | Read More

ICS welcomes progress by governments to help improve navigational safety in Malacca/Singapore straits

John Murray The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents 80% of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the outcome of an important meeting between governments to advance navigational safety in the strategically vital Malacca and Singapore Straits, where there are about 70, 000 transits...
October 1st, 2012 | Safety and Security | Read More

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Angola, all ports – New Merchant Navy Law to come into force United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – New phase of new port launched Singapore, Singapore – Construction of floating sea barrier at Sentosa...
October 1st, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

ABB wins $35 million order for next generation icebreaker in Russia’s Arctic

Integrated propulsion and electrical systems to maximize performance and energy efficiency of icebreaker expected to operate in 2 meters of ice at minus 35 degrees Celsius Zurich, Switzerland, October 1, 2012 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth $35...
October 1st, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Industry recognises revised IMO Model Course for ECDIS

Industry recognises revised IMO Model Course for ECDIS The IMO ECDIS Model Course (1.27) has been revised to ensure that navigators understand ECDIS in the context of navigation and can demonstrate all competencies contained in and implied by STCW 2010. The new publication is entitled Model Course (1.27)...
October 1st, 2012 | Books, IMO, IT and Communications | Read More

Gibdock lifts its game for German owner

Gibdock lifts its game for German owner
m.v Aldebaran refitting no. 1 crane Gibdock has completed a complex containership crane refurbishment job, in a latest contract to involve a German owner. The deck crane work called for certification of strict welding procedures by Lloyd’s Register (LR), which approved all materials used. Aldebaran,...
October 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

HELMEPA’S Environmental Campaign visits the City of Kilkis under the auspices of the Municipality

Aligning with the beginning of the new school year, the activities surrounding HELMEPA’s Marine Environment and Sciences Awareness Campaign move to the city of Kilkis. The campaign, which is being implemented across 12 cities of Greece with the support of the independent charity, The Lloyd’s Register...
October 1st, 2012 | Environment, Pollution | Read More

Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme

Eurosport to Sponsor WTM 2012 Sports Programme
Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism programme at World Travel Market 2012 WTM, the leading global event for the travel industry, has championed the cause of Sports Tourism for a number of years. There is a strong focus on the sector at this year’s...
October 1st, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Sports, Tourism | Read More

ClassNK Establishes its 100th Overseas Survey Office

 Tokyo – ClassNK (Chairman and President: Noboru Ueda) has announced that on 1 October 2012, 3 new overseas survey offices have opened, bringing the total number of ClassNK’s overseas survey offices over the milestone of a 100 locations. Newly established offices locations are the following: Doha...
October 1st, 2012 | Classification Societies | Read More

The UK P&I Club highlights sudden loss of power as a cause of claims

The UK P&I Club’s latest Risk Focus bulletin highlights the issue of sudden loss of power, a problem highlighted by incidents during and after the switching to lower sulphur fuels that are now mandated in certain coastal regions. In the bulletin, the Club highlights causes of sudden loss of power...
October 1st, 2012 | Books, P and I Clubs | Read More

Learning the lessons, reporting DP incidents

In recent years there has been an increasing scrutiny of DP incidents, due, amongst other things, to high profile maritime incidents. Ian Giddings, Technical Adviser – Marine, at the International marine Contractors Association (IMCA) will be addressing ‘Learning the Lessons, Reporting DP Incidents’...
October 1st, 2012 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security | Read More

Shipping in dire straights, but…

Shipping in dire straights, but…
John Faraclas’ latest live interview to Panos Thomakos at SBC TV last Friday the 28th of September was on: 1.The state of the world shipping markets, 2.Capital Link’s successful 5th Annual International Shipping & Marine Services Forum in London 3.The situation in Greece vis-à-vis the Ministry,...
October 1st, 2012 | Breaking News, Markets, Ship Finance, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Top cruise executives gather to discuss the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia at the opening session of the 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention

Top cruise executives gather to discuss the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia at the opening session of the 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention
Lisa Bauer at the podium, Zinan Liu, Christopher Hayman, Ann Sherry and William Ng The 3rd Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention opened its doors last Thursday, bringing together cruise lines, destinations and industry suppliers to discuss the way forward for Asia’s developing cruise market.   Widespread...
September 30th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions | Read More

Freight and logistics workers step up action in South Africa

Photo: Darrel Brandon Freight and logistics workers in South Africa have last announced plans to consolidate industrial action after employers refused to meet their pay demands. The workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) failed to win...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF, Logistics | Read More

ITF Maritime Roundtable ‘a huge step forward’

The ITF is hailing its Maritime Roundtable, which ended late last Thursday the 27th of September in Casablanca, Morocco, as a real success and a major boost to its campaign to free unfairly jailed trade unionists Said Elhairech and Mohamed Chamchati. ITF maritime coordinator Steve Cotton said: “This...
September 30th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

Virtual Arrival Clause completes slow steaming project

At a meeting in London on 20 September, the drafting team who developed BIMCO’s Slow Steaming Clauses for Voyage and Time Charter Parties completed the third and final clause in the series – this time a provision dealing with virtual arrival. Building on the provisions set out in the Slow Steaming...
September 30th, 2012 | BIMCO, Chartering | Read More

Lloyd’s records £1.53bn profit for first six months

Lloyd’s records £1.53bn profit for first six months
Lloyd’s has reported  last Wednsday an interim profit of £1.53bn for the first six months of the year, the highest interim profit posted for five years, and one which follows the second most expensive year on record for the insurance industry in 2011. In his statement, Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson...
September 30th, 2012 | Insurance and Reinsurance, News | Read More

Election of ISAF Officers

28 September 2012* – Full details of the candidates for the elections of President and Vice-President of the International Sailing Federation, to be held in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland in November 2012, are now available on the ISAF website. The election for President and the seven Vice-Presidents,...
September 29th, 2012 | Sports, Yachting | Read More

European Ports Policy Review Conference: The PortsEconomic Diary

Worskop on port performance & Horizon 2020:From left: Paul Verhoef (European Commission-DG MOVE); Theo Notteboom; Paul Kyprianou (Grimaldi Lines) Thanos Pallis; and Martijn van Dongen (APM Terminals) PortEconomics followed the high-level Conference on European Ports Policy Review: “Unlocking...
September 29th, 2012 | Environment, European Union, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals | Read More

World’s first buoyant tower successfully set in Peru

World’s first buoyant tower successfully set in Peru
Hull upend’ Hull is taken through controlled upending to the desired vertical position The CX-15 buoyant tower designed by Horton Shallow Water Development (SWD) has been successfully set as planned for BPZ Energy off the coast of Peru.   The Buoyant Tower is located approximately one mile from the...
September 29th, 2012 | Energy, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend –

Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend –
Fathoming phrase and fable: a new edition of Brewer’s historic dictionary celebrates language and legend By James Brewer – A ready definition for a serving marine is a ‘sea soldier, ’ and these days the profession is generally revered for its members’ daring and devotion to duty. It was...
September 29th, 2012 | Books, Events, Food and Drink | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – World Holidays: 30 September-13 October 2012 Angola, all ports – New oil/gas transportation & storage law Ecuador, all ports – New digit for mobile phones in Ecuador   DATE:...
September 29th, 2012 | Legal, Ports & Terminals | Read More